■How to use RefWorks


1.How to access RefWorks

【On- and off-campus access】
 *Access the above URL and enter your email address and password to sign in.

2.User Registration

The first time you use the new RefWorks, you need to create a personal account. 

  • When using the UTokyo email address (including,, (Example: Including →,, etc.)
    You can also create an account from off-campus.
  • How to create a RefWorks account (for the UTokyo email address)
    1. Access the RefWorks.
    2. Click "Create Account".
    3. Enter your email address and click the "Check" button.
    4. [Good news! RefWorks is available at: University of Tokyo. Please enter your password to create a new account. ] Is displayed, enter the password and click "Sign up".
    5. A confirmation email will be sent to the registered address. Click the activation link in the text of the email.
    6. Enter your name and role on the setting screen that appears when you click.
      * You can enter your name in Chinese characters.
      * Select the department to which you belong for "Related fields".
      Then press and click Finish.
    7. You will receive a completion email.

3.RefWorks can be used in these ways

The legacy RefWorks (orange logo) was discontinued as of June 30, 2023.

Refworks users who work with Write-N-Cite (WnC) will be asked to upgrade to RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM).
1. In April 2024 the RefWorks page with WnC download installer will be deactivated. 
2. By April 2025, everyone should have upgraded to RCM.

Please refer to the instructions and procedures on the following pages.

RefWorks is a reference management software created by Ex Libris and provided by ProQuest.
RefWorks can be used in a variety of ways in research, education, and business.

  • RefWorks is good at managing Japanese documents.
  • The stored data is on the Web, so you can use it from anywhere by logging in.
  • More than 6500 reference styles are supported.
    • If you don't see the format you need in the list...
      • Please send an email to literacy* (*→@) with the URL of the submission guidelines. 
      • You can also edit an existing format by yourself and save it as a new format.
  • The reference list created in RefWorks can be shared with non-RefWorks users.You can also publish the URL of your reference list to people who do not belong to a RefWorks contracted institution.
    Therefore, RefWorks can be used to publish research achievement lists on the Web.


6.After graduation and separation from employment

The Alumni Program is available.
Alumni users can receive the same service as current students as long as University of Tokyo subscribes RefWorks.

  • It is necessary to create and have a RefWorks account before you leave University of Tokyo to use this program.
  • After logging in to RefWorks, go to the Settings page and change your email address to the email address you will use after you graduate or leave employment. Also, change your role to "Alumni".
  • For alumni users' inquiries about RefWorks, contact ProQuest ( directly.